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Admissions Process

St. Josaphat School applications for 2020-2021 academic year will be available online November 1, 2019. The main entrance point is Pre-K3 (student must be 3 by September 1st), however all applicants are welcome at any grade level. Applications for new students will be reviewed and accepted on a first-come basis until all classrooms are full. Applicants may be added to the waiting list as appropriate.

Key Dates
November 1st  Applications available on website 
February 1st  Deadline for Applications
Mid-February 2020  Families will be notified of acceptance


An application will not be considered complete until the Admissions office receives the following by February 1, 2020
  • An application (link)for admission
  • A $150.00 non-refundable application fee 
  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • A copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (if applicable)
  • Completed parent questionnaire
  • Enrolled family referral form (optional)
Registration & Admissions Policies for New/Transfer Students

St. Josaphat School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin in admissions or hiring. However, because the school is a parish school and is supported and maintained by the Parish, the priority for admission is as follows:

Admission Philosophy

St. Josaphat School considers the following in basing acceptance decisions:

Serving Our Parish Families

St. Josaphat School is an important mission of St. Josaphat Parish and is here to serve our parish families. For purposes of this admissions policy, an active parish family is defined as being registered with St. Josaphat for one year or longer and contributing time, talent, and treasure.

Time – Attend Mass each weekend with your children.

Talent ​– Within the limits of individual schedules, volunteer to the ministries of the parish.

Treasure ​– Contribute monthly to the financial support of St. Josaphat Parish.

Space Availability: Students at all grade levels are admitted on a space-available basis.

Appropriateness of Program: We will consider each child’s individual needs and confirm they can be met within our current educational programs.

Admission Age: Illinois State Laws will be upheld. Children must be of the following age by September 1: PreK-3 – 3 years Pre-K-4 – 4 years Kindergarten – 5 years

Diversity: St. Josaphat seeks to maintain a diverse student body, representing children from various racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Commitment to St. Josaphat School: We seek children and families with a high likelihood of attending St. Josaphat School on a long-term basis.